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DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, …


Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct …


Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Pullman police sergeant arrested under suspicion of custodial sexual misconduct with WSU student

A Pullman police sergeant was arrested Tuesday morning, seven months after an alleged sexual encounter with an 18-year-old Washington State University student.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

Supreme Court transparency group buys eponymous Kavanaugh site to aid victims

A black-and-white photo of the facade of the United States Supreme Court Building strips the top of the website. The vantage point, looking up at columns, makes the building feel …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Harvey Weinstein

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the …


Pope Francis OKs study of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual misconduct scandal

Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s state office accused of touching employee in Oregon

Prosecutors in central Oregon have accused the head of the Washington state office for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of touching and exposing himself to an employee over the summer.


In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …


CBS subpoenaed by Manhattan district attorney on Moonves

CBS said Friday that a New York City prosecutor has subpoenaed the company for information related to sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves.


Rep. Matt Manweller says he won’t serve another term if elected

Rep. Matt Manweller will not serve another term in the state House, he said Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday, source says

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault …


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Lawsuit: Montana high school trainer sexually abused student athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

Trump drops civil tone, slams Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to FBI by Democrats

Democrats alerted the FBI on Thursday to decades-old sexual-misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the long-time television executive of sexual misconduct.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned cardinal in the United States, lending credibility …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Farrow’s former producer criticized NBC on Weinstein story

Ronan Farrow’s former producer at NBC News says his old network breached its journalistic duty by failing to stick with the story of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.


Pope on McCarrick claims: “I won’t say a word about it.”

Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former …


States’ follow-through mixed on sexual misconduct policy

The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Former Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez, accused of having relationship with minor student, out of jail on bond

A former Mead High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of custody after posting bail.


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless …